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Table 2 Shopkeepers' understanding of the recommended treatment of uncomplicated malaria (N = 489)

From: Malaria treatment in the retail sector: Knowledge and practices of drug sellers in rural Tanzania

  Drug store General shop  
Treatment % (95% CI) % (95% CI) P*
N 29 460  
Child aged two years with uncomplicated malaria
Referral to health facility 3 (0–18) 34 (30–39) 0.001
Antipyretic 55 (36–74) 31 (27–35) 0.007
Antimalarial 90 (73–98) 32 (28–36) <0.001
- SP 66 (46–82) 12 (9–16) <0.001
- SP + PCM 35 (18–54) 5 (3–7) <0.001
- SP correct dose 52 (33–71) 3 (2–5) <0.001
- SP correct dose + PCM 31 (15–51) 1 (0–2) <0.001
Adult with uncomplicated malaria
Referral to HF 0 (0–12) 24 (20–28) 0.003
Antipyretic 55 (36–74) 44 (39–49) 0.237
Antimalarial 93 (77–99) 54 (49–58) <0.001
- SP 79 (60–92) 35 (31–40) <0.001
- SP + PCM 48 (29–68) 16 (13–19) <0.001
- SP correct dose 76 (57–90) 29 (25–33) <0.001
- SP correct dose + PCM 45 (26–64) 14 (11–18) <0.001
  1. SP = Sulphadoxine-pyrimethamine; PCM = Paracetamol.
  2. * Wilcoxon rank sign test.
  3. Double-mentioning possible.
  4. one-sided, 97.5% confidence interval.